ASSE and Cintas Seek Nominations for Inaugural Occupational Safety Award

  ASSE and Cintas Seek Nominations for Inaugural Occupational Safety Award

 Award calls for safety leaders to nominate employees with creative solutions
                        for managing workplace safety

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- January 6, 2014

In collaboration with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Cintas
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leading provider of on-site safety services and
training solutions, today announced a call for nominations for the inaugural
Innovation Award in Occupational Safety Management. The Cintas-sponsored award
will recognize individuals who have addressed workplace safety challenges in
innovative ways. The winner, selected by an independent panel of industry
experts, will receive a $3,000 cash prize and a recognition plaque at the 2014
ASSE Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Fla.

“We established this award with ASSE to celebrate individuals who develop
creative programs, processes or procedures for improving workplace safety, and
effectively integrate these changes throughout an organization,” said Dan
Braun, Safety Officer at Cintas [Senior Vice President-Value Improvement
Initiatives-Operations]. “By sharing stories about organizational challenges
and ideas for enhancing safety cultures, we hope to inspire others to identify
innovative solutions to common occupational hazards.”

Safety directors and managers are encouraged to submit award nominations that
highlight a workplace challenge and an employee’s solution developed or
implemented within the last five years. Benefits may include elimination or
reduction of hazards, improved safety knowledge or efficiency improvements.
Submissions will be judged based upon the innovation’s safety and management
benefits, and the potential for applying the innovation across multiple
programs or sites. Both ASSE members and non-members are eligible for the
award.

“Organizations around the world have one thing in common: they want workers to
leave each day safe and sound,” said Kathy A. Seabrook, ASSE President. “We’re
excited to learn more about the creative solutions companies are utilizing
today and developing for the future to manage safety and health risks within
their organizations.”

Nominations must be received by March 31, 2014. To submit a nomination, please
visit www.asse.org/innovate.

Cintas is continually focused on improving workplace safety. Currently, 21
Cintas locations have been certified by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program(VPP), and 300 additional
locations are actively pursuing the designation. Cintas also recently became a
Centennial Sponsor of ASSE to provide association members with first aid and
safety, and protective apparel advice from subject matter experts on timely
topics such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA)
conversion to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and NFPA 70E.

About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized
services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas
designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and
provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet
cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products
and services and document management services for more than 1 million
businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global
Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard &
Poor’s 500 Index.

About American Society of Safety Engineers:

Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety
organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the
environment. Its more than 35,000 occupational safety, health and
environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and
consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all
industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information
please go towww.asse.org.

Contact:

Mulberry Marketing Communications
Jess Messenger, 312-664-1532
jmessenger@mulberrymc.com
 
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